Sony HXR-NX80

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Single 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor

XAVC S 4K (3840 x 2160) at 100 Mbps

Phase-Detection Autofocus (AF)

4K HDR with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

Zeiss 12x Optical / 18x Clear Image Zoom

Full HD to 120 fps/Super Slow to 960 fps

XAVC-S (4K/HD) & AVCHD Recording

S-Log3/S-Gamut3 Imaging Options

2.4 GHz Wi-Fi / Ustream Support

2 x SD Card Slots, Relay & Simul Modes

The HXR-NX80 Full HD XDCAM camcorder from Sony offers phase-detection Autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the HXR-NX80 camcorder features a stacked 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor with 14.2MP, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and 3.5" touchscreen LCD monitor. This camcorder records 4K in XAVC S 4K, streams via 2.4/5 GHz frequency bands, and includes S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions for additional image control.

The HXR-NX80's Fast Hybrid AF uses high-density placement of autofocus points and a newly developed AF algorithm to offer highly accurate focusing and tracking, especially useful for individual operators. In movie recording mode, use the appearance of phase-detection AF frames to monitor your subject's focus. The HXR-NX80's 3.5" touchscreen is used to quickly switch focus among subjects. AF Drive Speed, Tracking Depth Range, and Subject Switching Sensitivity can each be configured to suit different subjects and content styles.

Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) enables you to future-proof your output by smoothly integrating your recordings into an HDR workflow without the need for color grading during post-production. Capture images with high-quality contrast and resolution using the HXR-NX80's 12x optical Zeiss zoom, and 18x 4K digital zoom (24x in HD). An integrated ND filter function enables greater exposure and depth-of-field control.

The HXR-NX80 camera supports Sony's Slow & Quick Motion for shooting HD video at variable frame rates, including 120 fps. Footage is recorded to via two SD memory card slots, either simultaneously to both cards, or in relay mode to create a backup.

Additional features include built-in 2.4 GHz for multiple streaming and FTP options. The HXR-NX80's audio features include two 3-pin XLR audio inputs that support line, mic, and mic + 48V (phantom power) for using external microphones; you can also use the HXR-NX80's built-in microphone to record audio when shooting. For multicamera productions, the HXR-NX80 integrates seamlessly with Sony's MCX-500 live switcher (available separately).

1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor

1.0"-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor with approximately 14.2 million effective pixels provides optimal image quality

Fast Hybrid Auto Focus

Offers highly accurate focusing and tracking, especially useful when shooting sharp UHD 4K footage

Zeiss T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom

Fixed 12x optical wide-angle zoom with 18x Clear Image Zoom technology in UHD 4K (24x in HD)

Frame Rate Flexibility

Record up to XAVC S 4K video

Super Slow Motion

Offers slow-motion recording up to 960 fps

Slow & Quick Recording

Uses Sony's Slow & Quick Motion for recording 1080p/i60 HD video at 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, and 120 fps

Multiple Codec Choice

XAVC S recording up to 100 Mbps in 4K mode, and Full HD recording

Image Control Options

S-Gamut3/S-Log3 recording captures wide range of colors, highlights, and shadows

Built-In ND Filters

Incorporated ND filter function with Clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64 ND for optimal exposure and depth-of-field control

Media Slots

Dual memory card slots, one for SDHC/SDXC cards only, and one compatible with SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards


Built-in capability to send FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi


Sensor 1.0"-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm), back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor

Built-In ND Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Effective Pixels (16:9): 14.2 MP (approximate)

(3:2): 12.0 MP (approximate)

Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC

Minimum Illumination With 33 dB Gain:

Standard 60i: 3 lux (1/60 second)

Standard 50i: 3 lux (1/50 second)

Shutter Speed 60i: 1/8 - 1/10,000

24p: 1/6 - 1/10,000

120p: 1/125 - 1/10,000

50i: 1/6 -1/10,000

100p: 1/100 - 1/10,000

Slow & Quick Motion Function 60i 2160p: 1,2,4,8,15,30 fps

50i 2160p: 1,2,3,6,12,25 fps

60i 1080p: 1,2,4,8,15,30,60,120 fps

50i 1080p: 1,2,3,6,12,25,50,100 fps


Zoom Ratio Optical: 12x

Clear Image Zoom: 18x (4K) / 24x (HD)

Digital Extender: 48x (HD)

Lens Wide Angle 29mm (35mm equivalent)


Recording/Playback Time With 64 GB Memory Card:

XAVC S 4K, HD LPCM 2-Ch 100 Mbps: 75 minutes

XAVC S 4K, HD LPCM 2-Ch 60 Mbps: 125 minutes

XAVC S HD LPCM 2-Ch 50 Mbps: 150 minutes

XAVC S HD LPCM 2-Ch 25 Mbps: 300 minutes

XAVC HD LPCM 2-Ch 16 Mbps: 465 minutes

AVCHD LPCM 2-Ch PS Mode: 305 minutes

AVCHD LPCM 2-Ch FX Mode: 360 minutes

AVCHD LPCM 2-Ch FH Mode: 495 minutes

AVCHD LPCM 2-Ch HQ Mode: 880 minutes

AVCHD LPCM 2-Ch LP Mode: 1540 minutes


Audio Input 2 x 3-pin XLRF, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable

Audio Output Integrated multi/micro-USB jack

DC In DC jack

Remote Integrated multi/micro-USB jack

Stereo mini-jack (2.5 mm Φ)

USB 1 x Multi/micro-USB


Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz

Media Specifications

Media Type 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC & Memory Stick PRO Duo



LCD Monitor 3.5" (8.9 cm), 1.56 M dots

Viewfinder 0.39" (1 cm) (2.36 M dots) OLED


Storage Temperature -4 to 40°F (-20 to 60°C)

Power Consumption 5.7 W (recording with EVF and XAVC S 4K 2160p30 @ 60 Mbps)

6.1 W (recording with LCD and XAVC S 4K 2160p30 @ 60 Mbps)

Power Requirements DC In: 8.4 V

Battery: 7.4 V

Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.1 x 7.1 x 11.3" (130 x 181.5 x 287 mm)

Weight 2.2 lb (1.02 kg)

Packaging Info

Package Weight 5.0 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 9.6 x 6.0"